What does it mean to be trustworthy? Are we all capable of being untrustworthy in our lives or does it depend on the situation, our environment and who we are with at the time?
We want to delve deeper into this topic at Caps N Lock® as we have designed and sell devices that help employees hide their inactivity on a corporate computer. Is it a product for untrustworthy workers? We certainly don't think so.
Some thoughts on being Trustworthy
Trust is sometimes all we have to trade when it comes to relationships. When the trust falls apart it can feel as though the foundations have collapsed at your feet.
We know that trustworthy means being 'able' to be trusted but it does not necessarily mean that trust is a guarantee.
Whether we are searching for something in our personal lives or seeking to move up the career ladder we build trust between people to progress our goals. Our ability to trust or not trust ourselves makes me question whether our ability to be trustworthy is more than a social trait. Could it be an evolutionary survival trait?
Some people are frankly not at all trustworthy yet they can be relied upon (trusted) to deliver results in the work environment. They can be trusted subject to the appropriate controls and checks being put in place around them. For some it's a security camera watching their every move. For others it's a smart leader who sets clear goals for the team and respects the strengths or weaknesses of each team member.